COPD

Virtual Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs for COPD Must Continue to Address Patient Access

March 12th 2021, 7:40pm

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Telerehabilitation programs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have to address uptake barriers surrounding inadequate funding and access issues for elderly patients in order to last in a post–COVID-19 world, according to researchers.

Certain COPD, Asthma Medications May Increase COVID-19 Hospitalization Risk

March 5th 2021, 3:28pm

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Study results show that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and comorbid asthma may have a greater risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 if they use bronchodilators or steroids plus bronchodilators.

Study Identifies Thousands of Potential Diagnosis Errors Among Patients With COPD

March 3rd 2021, 8:46pm

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Researchers found that thousands of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) did not follow the traditional trajectory associated with the disease, suggesting a possible incorrect diagnosis.

Trial Shows Positive Long-term Safety Profile for Denervation Therapy in COPD

February 26th 2021, 4:00pm

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Results from the AIRFLOW-1 study demonstrate that targeted lung denervation did not produce any severe adverse reactions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after 3 years.

Study Finds Triple Therapy for COPD Improves Lung Function During Sleep

February 23rd 2021, 11:00pm

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Pulmonary function increased during sleep for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD) receiving a triple-therapy regimen, but improvements to quality of life remain to be seen.

Hospitalizations, ED Visits for COPD and Asthma Increase Under Certain Weather Conditions

February 20th 2021, 4:00pm

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Changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure were found to be associated with higher rates of medical care utilization for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

Rural Residence Not a Risk Factor for In-Hospital Mortality Among Veterans With COPD

February 17th 2021, 3:45pm

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Living far from a hospital did not increase risk of in-hospital mortality, according to a recent study among veteran populations with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Study Finds CV Risk Is Unknown for Many Patients With COPD

February 13th 2021, 1:30pm

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A recent study found that the proportion of patients in the Netherlands with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are being assessed for cardiovascular (CV) risk does not align with Dutch guideline recommendations.

Pulmonary Embolism Prevalence Appears Lower in Hospitalized Patients With COPD

February 11th 2021, 2:35pm

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The prevalence of pulmonary embolism in certain hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be lower than previous research suggests, according to a recent study.

Study Identifies COPD Telehealth Services Needing Improvement

February 5th 2021, 4:55pm

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Despite many practices adopting telehealth services to help patients manage their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), investigators found that patients and clinicians feel many areas need improvement.